Yorkshire CCC pull quartet out of T20 Blast Roses clash against Lancashire over coronavirus concerns

Yorkshire pulled four players out of Monday night’s Vitality T20 Blast match against Lancashire at Headingley due to concerns over coronavirus.

Yorkshire Vikings' Tom Kohler-Cadmore. Picture by Richard Sellers/SWpix.com

The North Group Roses game was scheduled for a 6.15pm start and Yorkshire announced on Twitter that the quartet, including David Willey and Tom Kohler-Cadmore, will not take part.

Yorkshire said: “Matthew Fisher, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Josh Poysden and David Willey have been withdrawn from tonight’s squad in accordance with COVID guidance.

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“The club are awaiting results of a COVID test which will determine future availability.”

Yorkshire's David Willey. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

Yorkshire are bidding for their third Vitality Blast win of the season in a bid to keep their hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals alive.

Willey and Kohler-Cadmore have both captained the side in the competition this season, while Fisher (eight wickets), Willey and Poysden (both five) are the county’s three leading wicket-takers.

Lancashire are currently second in the table having lost only one of their first four matches.

Yorkshire batted first and made 145-9 from their 20 overs, Adam Lyth top-scoring with 36 from 20 balls while England international Dawid Malan added 27.